"How to Teach the Books of the Year" with Ford Foundation Fellows Dr. Phyllis Fast and Dr. Ann Jache
by Kathleen McCoy |
Friday, September 5, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Consortium Library, room 307
Please join your colleagues in this faculty workshop for an informal discussion of ways to incorporate the UAA/APU Books of the Year into your courses. The theme for this year's books, "Alaska's Native Peoples: A Call to Understanding," arose out of activities related to the Ford Foundation "Difficult Dialgoues" initiative at APU and UAA.
A faculty committee selected Yuuyaraq: The Way of the Human Being by Yup'ik author Harold Napoleon, which outlines the effects and continuing impact of the epidemics that afflicted Alaska's native peoples from the 1770's through the 1940's. Growing Up Native in Alaska, a series of interviews with young native leaders by Anchorage historian Alexandra McClanahan. The committee also created a companion reader -- Do Alaska Native People Get Free Medical Care (and other Frequently Asked Questions about Alaska Native Issues and Cultures) -- which provides responses to common questions about Alaska Native issues and includes recommended readings on a wide variety of topics. All three books are available at the UAA Bookstore. The companion reader is free while supplies last and can be downloaded at www.uaa.alaska.edu/books-of-the-year/year08-09/.